Thursday, 1 December 2016

Who I'm I Not To Give Thanks...

So… You think its cos’ you’re beautiful and smart,
Drop dead gorgeous, intelligent and fabulous;
Or cos’ you’ve got the ‘notes’,
Live in  fancy houses, eat scrumptious meals
Drive the luxury cars, wear fancy cloths, etc.
Oh…you do think its cos’ of all these
That’s made you see the break of another day;
Whole, Complete, Alive, Well -
In Health, Soundness and Rest?

But its cos’ of the Lord’s mercy that we are not consumed
Roasted, baked, toasted, frozen, fried, chewed, eaten and swallowed by lives travailing circumstances
We have prevailed, triumphed and conquered cos’ of the help from Above!

You say God hasn’t done anything for you since the year began
But you’ve got breath in your nostrils
You or members of your family and friends have not laid their backs on a hospital bed
You go out, come in, sleep, awake…
What! God deserves this praise, glory!

You are Alive,
You’re not happy cos’ you’re not married
You’re Alive,
You’re not fulfilled cos’ you’re married but childless
You’re Alive,
You’re not thankful simply cos’ you’re unemployed
You’re Alive,
You’re not grateful cos’ you have a job but no promotion
You’re Alive,
You remember that your friend just got a new house, car, job, or land but
You can walk, jump, run, or even swim; yet you fill empty and depressed cos’ you haven’t been able to secure yours…
They that compare themselves with themselves are not wise…

We live in an age of paradox
Someone slept under the bridge, woke up and was so… grateful he could take a good rest; with the hope that ‘today go better’!
Another person spent the night in a mansion, cos of the thought of how to protect and sustain his wealth and property, couldn’t sleep as he had insomnia.
It is God that has given us the power to make wealth and whatsoever the Lord does is forever; Nothing can be taken from it nor added to it.
Instead of property, what posterity are you living for your children?

Who I’m I to think I deserve to see the break of another day?
Who I’m I to think I am better off than others. i.e.
The ‘others’ on the street,
The ‘others’ without shelter
The ‘others’ without food
The ‘others’ without jobs/businesses
The ‘others’ with jobs without promotions
The ‘others’ without marriage
The ‘others’ with marriage but no children
The ‘others’ with money but no wealth
The ‘others’ with or without money but no health
The ‘others’ without fantasies and luxuries
Hmmm…, the ‘others’, ‘others’, others’…

I got to give thanks.
I got to sing praises and jump for joy
I got to be  glad and grateful
I got to be thankful for many things, all things and for everything!
Do you ask why?
It is because God is Good
God is Wonderful
God is Awesome
And in my unfaithfulness
He still remains very Faithful and Truthful…
Therefore, Who I’m I Not to Give Thanks?
I Am Made By GRACE!!!

Psalm92:1 “It is good to give thanks to the Lord, to sing praises to the Most High”. NLT.

Composed by:
Badeyo Olalekan Poetry Factory
December 1st, 2016.